Newmarket Academy

Heatwave Risk Assessment

Published: 13 July, 2022

During this period of very hot weather, we are already taking actions to protect children and staff.  We are experiencing a level 3 heatwave alert and the Met Office has issued an Amber Extreme Heat Warning (Medium Likelihood of High Impacts), a rare amber warning about extreme heat at the beginning of the week beginning 18 July to cover the potential impacts from the high temperatures including a danger to life.  These could include health impacts on the most vulnerable in our society including those with pre-existing medical conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, but it can also lead to heatstroke and heat exhaustion even on those who are normally fit and healthy.

Please read the attached Heatwave Risk Assessment to see the measures we are taking.

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